Kosher Gourmet: Gone Fishin’

Kosher Gourmet: Gone Fishin’

Serving up some great ideas for cooking up fish By: Eric Stern Cape Malay fish curry Serves 4 1kg fresh hake fillets cut into bite-sized cubes 200g seasoned flour for dusting 3 large onions 1 cup cooking oil Sauce 1 litre water 150g onions 250g sugar 25g curry powder 15g Robertson’s fish spice Dust the fish cubes generously in flour. Heat up the oil in a large frying pan. The oil should not be very hot. Fry the pieces of fish in the oil on all sides, not for too…

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You do what?!

You do what?!

Unusual and inspiring things people do to earn a living By Chandrea Serebro Hat designer Deep down, we all seek to add a bit of glamour and some added appeal to our look. Keeping updated and in vogue is a necessary, but enjoyable evil, and, very often, all of this can be done with a bit of a tweak here and an accessory there. But, says bespoke hat designer Pam Goldberg, quoting Vogue Magazine, “Nothing in nature or art is so magically transforming as a hat.” Donning an exclusive couture hat…

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Mitzvah kids making it meaningful

Mitzvah kids making it meaningful

Putting money to good use By Chandrea Serebro Danielle Aires Danielle Aires believes one of the most important things to do as a Jewish girl becoming a woman on her Bat Mitzvah is chesed, “to change someone else’s life”. So, for her Bat Mitzvah she collected all recyclable items to give to Hugo’s Greenhood team of recyclers, and because she did a challah bake for her Bat Mitzvah, there was plenty. “I started a campaign, ‘Baking a Difference’, with an ambitious goal of raising enough money to sponsor the challot for…

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It doesn’t grow on trees

It doesn’t grow on trees

Tips from parents and professionals on how to teach children the value of money By Chandrea Serebro “We live in a society which demands instant gratification. Money is not always tangible and felt in our palms; rather it is dispersed for purchases through the push of a button. The social media weapons of marketing make us believe that we want everything we see and we want it now. Our children are millennials – they are techno savvy and grasp information much quicker than any previous generation. Despite what our children can learn…

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Show me the money

Show me the money

Investment tips and advice from the pros By Chandrea Serebro Errol Shear, Institutional Fund Manager, Sasfin Asset Managers Any interesting trends in the money industry? There has been a move by clients to invest offshore and we have seen a steady flow of client money into the Sasfin BCI Global Equity Fund. The other trend has been a flow of money out of the previously popular property sector, with investors scared after year-to-date falls of 62% by Fortress B, 56% fall by Resilient, and 40% decline by NEPI Rockcastle. These…

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Putting things in context

Putting things in context

Connecting the dots between the things we say and where they come from By: Robert Sussman Every time we daven the Shemoneh Esrei (aka the Amidah, or “standing prayer”), we preface it by saying a verse from Tehillim (Psalms)[1]: “Hashem, open my lips and my mouth will declare Your praises.” But, have you ever considered why we say that particular verse each time? Have you ever looked it up to see it in context and why Dovid HaMelech (King David), the author of that chapter of Tehillim and, in fact,…

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Highs and lows

Highs and lows

Soaring to incredible heights and crashing to inconceivable depths. When we stare into the abyss, do we see the ladder stretching up to the sky? By: Robert Sussman Among the many kinnos (dirges or elegies) that we say on Tisha B’av, the day on which we commemorate the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people throughout our history, is one that compares and contrasts the miracles and wonders of the going out from Egypt at the time that we were redeemed with the mourning and persecution of the going…

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